Careers ServiceI want to work in actuarial work

Actuaries are problem solvers and strategic thinkers, who use their mathematical skills to help measure the probability and risk of future events. They use these skills to predict the financial impact of these events on a business and their clients. Business and government increasingly depend on the skills of actuaries and analysts to help them model and plan for the future. Read Prospects' overview of the accountancy, banking and finance sector.

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Becoming an Actuary Information from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Inside Careers: Actuaries Careers information and graduate jobs

All About Careers: A day in the life of a Trainee Actuarial Consultant

PWC: Working in Actuarial as a Graduate

The Actuary magazine

Government Actuary's Department is an independent actuarial consultancy working within government and recruits to a Trainee Actuary Programme 

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